History of Women's... Episodes

2007, TV Show

Episode Detail: America Becomes a Super Power - History of Women's Achievement in America

The years 1936-56 are recalled. Included: Eleanor Roosevelt's influence as first lady; the surge of women into the workforce; black poet Gwendolyn Brooks receiving the Pulitzer Prize in 1950; the McCarthy era; Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Ala.; and tennis star Althea Gibson becoming the first black woman to win a Grand Slam event.

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Premiered: January 20, 2007
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Premise: An exploration of the role of women in American history.


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